Van Loy battles for second, Verscheuren is third. (Cycling News)
[Total Women’s Cycling] Whilst group riding can be tons of fun, sometimes it’s nice to sling on a pack and head out on your own. Here we take a look at some of the top reasons to put caution aside and give riding solo a go.
[Velo News] Reigning seven-time Belgian national cyclo-cross champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) won Azencross Loenhout for the third time in her career and captured her fourth win in a row in the IJsboerke Ladies Trophy on Thursday in Antwerp, Belgium.
[INRNG] The UCI announced today that the Tour of Qatar and the Ladies Tour of Qatar have been cancelled, a victim of their lack of success.
This was the racer’s race, enjoyed by participants but it didn’t woo locals nor foreign audiences and now it’s run out of money.
[CyclingNews.com] Ellen Watters, a 28-year-old Canadian who signed with Colavita-Bianchi for 2017, has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision with a motor vehicle that occurred on December 23 while she was training near Sussex, New Brunswick.
In an update on Facebook, Watters’ family said she had no brain function on Tuesday.
[Velo News] Canadian neo-pro Ellen Watters (Colavita-Bianchi) remains in critical condition four days after she was involved in a collision with a motor vehicle during a training session in Sussex, New Brunswick.
[CyclingNews.com] Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) claimed the first World Cup victory of her comeback cyclo-cross season, powering away through a technical uphill section to win over Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) and Katerina Nash (Clif Bar).
[Road Bike Action] We caught up with former professional Janel Holcomb to get some inside tips on how to handle the holiday season right, while still getting the most out of your training.
[Velo News] She admits that, for one week, she let herself fall apart. Leah Thorvilson’s Olympic aspirations were over. Her life as a runner was over, most likely.
So she got on a bike, and in only 12 months, she rode her way into a professional contract with a WorldTour team, Canyon – SRAM.
[BBC] Cyclist Becky James recalls how her family helped her fight back from injury to win two Olympic silver medals in 2016.
[Cycling Weekly] British national champion Nikki Brammeier returned to racing again in mid-December, having sustained a back fracture in a heavy collision with Helen Wyman at the European Cyclo-Cross Championship in October.
[BBC] Britain’s Victoria Williamson says she will return to training in January, almost a year after suffering neck, back and pelvis fractures in a crash.
The 23-year-old, who won team sprint bronze with Becky James at the 2013 World Championships, collided with Elis Ligtlee during an omnium race.
[CyclingNews.com] Pauline Ferrand-Prévot bought a dog this summer and called it Rio. Perfectly understandable for a medallist at this summer’s Olympics, but less so for someone for whom those Games hold only the most miserable of memories.
[Bicycling Magazine] Finding the perfect saddle for your body can be a lifelong goal—no two cyclists are exactly the same, so finding the one that works best for you can be a bit of a guessing game. But if you are on the hunt for a saddle that works for you, here are a few of the most popular ones among female riders right now.
Former world champion Petra de Bruin speaks out about years of sexual abuse during her cycling career
[Cycling Tips] Just weeks after the Dutch cycling federation, KNWU, announced its large-scale investigation into (sexual) intimidation, 54-year-old retired cyclist Petra de Bruin has come forward about the years of sexual abuse she endured as a young cyclist.
[Cycling Tips] There is so much more to Alexis Ryan than her ability on the bike. We already knew the Canyon-SRAM rider writes well, but this latest video from Canyon shows that she’s quite the lyrical poet as well. Too good not to share, we’re sure it will resonate with many of you out there. Enjoy.
[CX Magazine] Dutch cyclocross star Sophie de Boer, the current World Cup leader and winner of the 2016 CrossVegas World Cup, will be moving from Kalas-NNOF to her own solo program starting January 1.
[Total Women’s Cycling] Boels-Dolmans have unveiled their 2017 kit in all of its fiery orange glory. The gear has been created by UCI clothing designer Santini who say they’ll use the relationship to develop their women’s range.
[CyclingNews.com] Katerina Nash (Clif) captured an impressive victory at the sixth round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Namur, Belgium on Sunday afternoon.
Nash finished solo on the Namur citadel ahead of Clif teammate Eva Lechner and World Cup leader Sophie de Boer (Kalas-NNOF). De Boer remains atop the World Cup standings.
[CyclingNews.com] Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) got off to a good start in her cyclo-cross comeback at Scheldecross on Saturday afternoon.
Not hampered by a back-row start position in the fifth round of the IJsboerke Ladies Trophy, seven-time cyclo-cross World champion Vos quickly featured in the front of the race in Antwerp, Belgium.
[CX Magazine] After a close photo finish at Noordvlees Van Goolen Cyclocross Essen, both Sanne Cant (IKO Enertherm Beobank) and Sophie de Boer (Kalas-NNOF) were clearly motivated to not leave another race to the finish line cameras and instead have time to enjoy a finish line victory celebration.
For most of the race, it looked like it would be De Boer who would get her wish.